Ballarat Sports Medicine has a new Sport and Exercise Medicine registrar, Dr Jai Sharma. Jai manages to combine many passions in life – medicine, sport and exercise. He has a passion for local cricket, running, cycling and enjoys a good coffee.
A Ballarat boy himself, Jai moved to the UK to acquire his medical degree (University of Liverpool 2015) and gain valuable experience working in the NHS before returning home to Victoria.
He has extensive experience in many hospital settings in particular orthopaedic surgery, emergency medicine, general practice and general medicine. Regarding sports, he has worked as team doctor for North Melbourne and Frankston VFL teams, with AFLW as the concussion doctor and coverage of cycling events. Jai has also completed a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine (University of Queensland 2021).
Growing up and going to school in Ballarat gives Jai a unique perspective of the local area and he is keen to engage with the local community and other health care professionals involved in your care to provide the best possible management for you.
Jai will be available for appointments in mid-February.